‘Black Lightning’ Actress Teases Origin Of Jefferson Pierce’s Powers

by Joshua Raynor
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While speaking with Collider about Lynn Pierce’s future on Black Lightning, actress Christine Adams confirmed that her character will soon begin investigating the mysterious drug known as Green Light, while also alluding to its connection to the Pierce family’s superpowers in the process:

“Yes, so Green Light is obviously this drug that’s kinda part of the community in Freeland and has been for a long time, and in some ways related to how Jeff got his superpowers. And we don’t know how directly yet, but we’re starting to get a sense, and Lynn gets a sample of this Green Light and starts to break it down and the molecular compound of it, and starts to see similarities in what’s in it and what’s happening with Jeff. So she’s the one who starts to unlock this initial mystery, and you’ll see that Green Light goes way back, and is way more complex and intricate and devastating in a way that’s so interesting. When I read it in the script I was like oh my God, this is brilliant. And it’s still rooted in a reality, even though it’s this thing that superheroes have or maybe have ingested or imbibed in some way, it still feels like something that you’ve seen in the newspaper or that you’ve read about in the way that it comes into the community and that it dominates the community.”

Black Lightning continues Tuesday, February 13 with “Aches And Pains” on The CW.

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